The Orange County district attorney’s office has declined to file charges against an 18-year-old Huntington Beach man who was arrested and held on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly slammed a 9-year-old boy onto the cement at Huntington City Beach, police said Thursday.
Travis A. Marshall was suspected of picking up the boy, slamming him to the cement and then leaping on his back on a beach bicycle path Sunday, police said.
Authorities said the boy did not seek medical help after the incident, but he complained of pains Monday morning while he was in school. He was taken to Pacifica Community Hospital, where his ruptured spleen was removed.
But Huntington Beach Police Sgt. William Stuart said that Deputy Dist. Atty. Jan Nolan “declined to issue a complaint” pending further investigation and examination of the 9-year-old’s medical records.
Marshall, who was taken into custody on Tuesday, was released from custody on Wednesday, Stuart said.